Supreme Court seeks response from Uttarakhand on plea against equating undertrials with convicts for grant of parole

On May 7, the Supreme Court had directed that prisoners across the country who were released last year due to the COVID-19 pandemic would be eligible for immediate re-release in view of the surge in COVID cases.
Supreme Court seeks response from Uttarakhand on plea against equating undertrials with convicts for grant of parole
Uttarakhand Jail

The Supreme Court on Friday, sought the response of the Uttarakhand government on a plea by an undertrial prisoner who stated that undertrials cannot be equated with convicts for the purpose of grant of parole to prevent over-crowding in jails amid COVID-19.

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